MotoGP » Casey Stoner: I love Catalunya

“Ever since that moment I fell in love with the track...” – Casey Stoner.

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May 30, 2012 4:23 PM

@Rossistoned ? didn't Vale have a dirt track built at his ranch so that he could get an insight into the art of sliding, there must be some advantage to be had but you just can't master it overnight


May 30, 2012 4:36 PM

@ Rossistoned
You better do the right thing and tell Casey about sliding, he did it all last season and WON more races than anyone else, he even got to get the WC.

Thank god you are here to tell us all that sliding doesnt win races, guess us boys from downunder have it all wrong.

God bless you my friend


May 30, 2012 5:04 PM

Truth is Casey thinks its TRACTOR control and as his tractor from his farm is in control, he wont use it on the bike for fear that he will plow through the crowd and be hated even more for being so good.

I'm glad I found crash and the Yellow terrors as after all those years of riding and racing I had got it wrong.

empower - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 5:30 PM

people dont hate because he is good, people hate him because he moans and has no personality. if he never spoke like the stig people would love him because the boy can ride a bike. i dont even think a lot of aussies like him the way they should because of his moaning and his face pulling woe is me feel sorry for him. very un oz like


May 30, 2012 5:57 PM
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@ Sean03

I would wager that the dirt track was built for the fun of dirt tracking, not because he was an inexperienced slider. After all, Rossi can be seen sliding bikes long before his dirt track was built at the ranch. I will concede that he has less experience sliding bikes than Stoner much in the same way that Rossi's minibike experience outweighs that of Stoner.

@ Poddy

Sliding played a miniscule role in Stoner's achievements last year on the Honda. Sure, he slid it, but that isn't why he won races and the championship.

Rossi Stoned - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 6:53 PM

As I've said before, it's not Stoner most us don't like, it's his fans on here. They all think Stoner is the only one that can slide. Rossi was well known for 'show boating' when he was streets ahead on his last couple of laps in seasons gone by. That was part of his celebrations!.....not his race! To say that Rossi had a specially built dirt track to learn the art of sliding is an insult! If you really wanted to slide you would take up Speedway. Those guys have balls of steel! Constantly sideways at 70mph in loose ground with no brakes and little protection on a small oval! Now that's sliding skill!

BD - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 11:39 PM

The thing is that all the riders can slide a bike. But for most it results in a slower lap time than when Stoner slides it. He doesn't do it everywhere, only when it benefits his lap time, and that it what makes it so impressive. So far out of shape, and lap record pace at the same time is what the others are challenged to equal.

Sparky62 - Unregistered

May 31, 2012 1:02 AM

Of course Gary McCoy never won when sliding the bike....

What is so hard to understand? Casey slides it to go faster unlike other riders who slide it for fun or because they have no choice. The skill to slide for speed is not common but any rookie can slide for fun. Stop confusing the two.

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